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Boys basketball team previews

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Auburn Mountainview's Aarun Rumbaugh tussles with an Auburn Riverside opponent.
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AUBURN RIVERSIDE

COACH: Jason Brown, first year

LAST SEASON: 2-18 overall, ninth in the South Puget Sound League North 4A with a 3-13 record

TOP PERFORMERS: Derek Brown, junior, 6-1 guard; Cody Crawford, senior, 6-2 wing; Derek White, junior, 5-9 guard; and Drew Wallen, junior, 6-2 win.

IMPACT NEWCOMERS: Trevion Jones, senior, 6-5 post.

LAST STATE APPEARANCE: None.

OUTLOOK: The Ravens have yet to make it out of the district tournament and into the state playoffs. Brown, who coached many of the team’s players at Rainier Middle School, looks to change that.

AUBURN

COACH: Ryan Hansen, 11th year

LAST SEASON: 7-14 overall, eighth in the SPSL North 4A with a 5-11 record.

TOP PERFORMERS: Harold Lee, senior, 5-9 guard; Spencer Fisher, senior, 6-5 post.

IMPACT NEWCOMERS: Laquell Simmons, senior, 5-8 guard; Rio Paul, junior, 6-2 forward

LAST STATE APPEARANCE: 2011.

OUTLOOK: Look for the Trojans to be a better team this season, according to Hansen. What the team lacks in size, they make up for in pure athleticism and speed.

AUBURN MOUNTAINVIEW

COACH: Terrence Johnson, first year

LAST SEASON: 13-10 overall, sixth in SPSL 3A with 5-5 record

TOP PERFORMERS: JJ Lacey, senior, 6-3 guard; Keith Green, senior, 5-11 guard; Aarun Rumbaugh, senior, 6-5 wing; Domenic Rockey, senior, 6-3 wing.

IMPACT NEWCOMERS: Tristan Miguel, freshman, 6-9 post.

LAST STATE APPEARANCE: None.

OUTLOOK: With a new system, look for the Lions to take a few lumps before they find their stride. However, with strong senior leadership and a deep pool of talented underclassmen the Lions won’t stay down long.

RAINIER CHRISTIAN

COACH: Larry Baldwin, second year

LAST SEASON: 4-15 overall, fourth in Sea-Tac 2B North with a 2-9 record

TOP PERFORMERS: Noah Baldwin, sophomore, 5-11 guard; Jared Nelson, junior, 5-10 guard.

IMPACT NEWCOMERS: Kyle Hu, sophomore, 6-1 wing; Austin White, sophomore, 5-8 guard.

LAST STATE APPEARANCE: None.

OUTLOOK: The Mustangs will look to improve on their last-place finish in the Sea-Tac 2B North this season.

 

 

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